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OEM News 01/08/2009

January 8, 2008


Alcoa Cutting Jobs and Production To Address Economic Downturn
Alcoa announced a series of actions that are intended to conserve cash, reduce costs and strengthen the company’s competitiveness during the current economic downturn. Read More

Organization And Leadership Changes At Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman Corporation announced several changes in its organizational structure and several changes in its executive team. Read More

Boeing Gets JDAM and SDB Production Contracts
The Boeing Company received two contracts totaling $217.1 million from the U.S. Department of Defense for continued production of Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits and Small Diameter Bombs (SDB). Read More

Boeing To Supply Indian Navy's Long-Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft
India has selected The Boeing Company to provide eight P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft to the Indian navy. The P-8I is a variant of the P-8A Poseidon that Boeing is developing for the U.S. Navy. Read More

SPX Announces Sale Of GSE Scales Product Line
SPX Corporation announced the sale of its GSE Scales product line, in the test and measurement segment, to Illinois Tool Works Inc. SPX Corporation reported this business unit as a discontinued operation at the end of the third quarter 2008. Read More

Ford Boosts UK Market Share
Ford Motor Co. said it increased market share in retail (non-fleet) sales in December and overall in 2008 in the United Kingdom. Read More

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